American shot dead in Danao City

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Saturday, October 6, 2012


AN AMERICAN national was killed after he allegedly refused to lend his motorcycle to the suspect.

The incident happened at 7:50 p.m. in Sitio Cogon, Barangay Maslog, Danao City, Cebu last Thursday.

The victim was identified as 25-year-old Christopher Bonsukan, a Texan native.

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Bonsukan was allegedly shot in the chest by suspect Alvin Bensig, a resident in the
area.

Bensig remains at large.

SPO2 Eldefonso Prucia of Danao City Police Station told Sun.Star Cebu that Bonsukan was visiting his girlfriend Mary Ann Aguilar, who lives in the sitio, which was celebrating its annual fiesta.

‘Motive’

He was about to go home when Bensiga allegedly approached him to borrow his motorcycle.

When Bonsukan refused, Bensiga shot him and fled.

At 9:05 p.m., a man was shot several times by two unidentified men on Juan Luna St., Barangay Poblacion.

Roel Barriga, 33, was rushed to the Danao City Provincial Hospital, where he was declared dead on arrival.

Police have yet to determine the motive for the attack.

In Barangay Jubay, Liloan, a bread vendor was robbed and killed early yesterday morning.

Rodrigo Sasing, a former Barangay Intelligence Network, was making his daily rounds on board his bicycle to sell his goods.

Two men flagged him down past 7 a.m. inside a compound. He thought they were customers. Instead, they pulled out a knife and a piece of wood.

Holdup

Chief Insp. Richard Oliver, head of the Liloan Police Station, said Sasing was held up at knife-point, but he resisted.

Sasing died on the spot after he was stabbed in the chest and neck and was also struck in the head with the piece of wood.

The suspects, identified as Virgilio Saere Jr., 23, and a 17-year-old boy (name withheld for being a minor), took his earnings amounting to P820 before fleeing.

It turned out they reside in the area and police arrested them around 10 a.m.

Oliver, during the interview, said he believes the suspects were involved in other robberies and encouraged victims to visit the police station.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on October 06, 2012.

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